I’ve been taking some time
to get to know myself better,
playing with soul playdough,
listening to what the shapes become,
like a second shot at kindergarten
that lets my muchness be.
I’m a wave rider,
art maker, star gazer, tree hugger, joy finder,
truth teller, song seer, God believer
and I’m learning to think like a farmer,
dance like a child,
cry like a girl,
rest in motion,
and follow my hope.
I like sunshine and breezes,
and rivers when they ramble,
roses when they climb,
peace when it’s real,
and while I’m a dreamy soul,
I’m fierce in a fight.
I hate war
but I hate slavery more.
I’m happy when I’m pruning,
coaxing the fullness out of broken and silenced spaces,
nudging them into healing light.
We ‘ve all got ’em, those places
and nothing makes me quiver glad
like the strong fragile beauty
of hearts getting free.
I like people more than paper,
facetime more than distance,
interaction more than book-writing
and playing more than perfecting.
So I’ve been un-sewing a book
that wasn’t ready to be born
and quilting pieces into playful material
for churning creative butter,
to nudge and tickle hearts childlike again.
I’ll be sharing some playhouse putty
from time to time
and loving it if you want to play along too.